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May 2020

Footscray Community Arts Radio

25 May 2020 - 31 December 2022
Online
Footscray Community Arts Radio

Footscray Community Arts Radio creates space for unpacking creativity and exchanging ideas. It's a place where the outlying artistic voices are shared and heard. Delve into discussions of practice, intention, challenges and triumphs and we develop a deeper understanding of locally-made art. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

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June 2020

Footscray Community Arts Writes

4 June 2020 - 31 December 2022
Online
Writes

In isolation, where do we find joy, solace and support? Writers from Melbourne’s west and beyond discuss life and work in a COVID context. Discover our literary initiative, Footscray Community Arts Writes. Footscray Community Arts Writes 2020 is curated by Bigoa Chuol.

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January 2021

Footscray Community Arts Music

18 January 2021 @ 8:00 am - 31 December 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Online
Footscray Community Arts Music

Footscray Community Arts Music is an online program for showcasing exceptional talent from Melbourne’s western suburbs and beyond. The program focuses on distinctive voices and original sounds, shining a spotlight on emerging and established artists against a visually stunning, ambient set design. We're thrilled to deliver performances from the incredible Pookie, Tiana Khasi, Kee’ahn, and Gordon Koang as part of Victoria Together, a dedicated platform for connecting Victorians to our state's best digital experiences and activities.

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March 2021

Online Workshops for Adults

10 March 2021 @ 8:00 am - 31 December 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Online
Online Workshops for Adults

Join local artists to learn about the creative process of their work and gain insightful tips on tapping into your creativity. These free online workshops are presented as part of Victoria Together, a dedicated platform for connecting Victorians to our state’s best digital experiences and activities.

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Online Workshops for Kids

10 March 2021 @ 8:00 am - 31 December 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Online
Creative Workshops for Kids

Join local artists to learn about their creative process, and gain insightful tips on tapping into your creativity. This series of online workshops for kids are presented as part of Victoria Together, a dedicated platform for connecting Victorians to our state’s best digital experiences and activities.

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April 2021

Weaving Sustainable Culture

16 April 2021 @ 9:30 am - 31 December 2022 @ 5:30 pm
Rose Garden
Free

Boon Wurrung artist Mitch Mahoney and Yorta Yorta artist Donna Blackall present Weaving Sustainable Culture, a sculpture exhibition inspired by the Kulin Nation waterway protectors, the Balayang (Fruit Bat) and the Waa (Crow). Culminating in the form of canoes and woven fishing nets, these eco-sculptures were built by over 200 community members during educational workshops with the artists. The sculptures, in consultation with Elders and First Nations designers and environmental scientists, will pilot the revegetation of the Maribyrnong River as a way to…

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The Lab

24 April 2021 @ 12:00 am - 31 December 2022 @ 12:00 am
ArtLife Studio, 45 Moreland Street
Footscray,VIC3011Australia

The Lab is a growing network of technology clubs around Australia for young people with autism who enjoy working with computers. It offers mentoring by technology professionals in areas such as programming, 3D, digital design and gaming. Sessions are held every Saturday from 11am-1:30pm during school terms. It is a fun, relaxed space to hang out and meet others with similar interests. Term Dates 2022 Term 1: 12 February – 2 April Term 2: 30 April – 18 June Term 3:…

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August 2021

Wrapped in Culture

6 August 2021 @ 8:00 am - 31 December 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Online
Wrapped in Culture

In this international exchange, Indigenous artists and Elders present contemporary versions of the Australian-Aboriginal possum skin cloak and the North American-Aboriginal buffalo robe. The two distinct, yet similar artistic traditions are historically held for both sacred and practical purposes. Wrapped in Culture was developed in a three-week workshop at Ottawa Art Gallery in 2017. You can enjoy a digital iteration of this exhibition as part of Footscray Community Arts' online program. A 360° virtual exhibition and a series of exhibition…

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October 2021

Having a Disability

21 October 2021 @ 8:00 am - 31 December 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Online

Esther Tuddenham’s poems explore narratives from her lived experience with themes of nostalgia, shyness and self-affirmation.  As part of building her solo spoken word practice, Esther produced a video featuring her poem Having a Disability. The performance is set in a stylised bedroom referencing Esther’s experiences of childhood - in collaboration with set designer, Jen Tran, and videographer, Jackie Dixon. 

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June 2022

What I Wish I’d Told You

13 June - 28 August
Footscray Community Arts, 45 Moreland Street
Footscray,VIC3011Australia
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Free

'What I Wish I'd Told You', by Claire Bridge and Chelle Destefano with Deaf community, centres Deaf voices, identity, language and culture. Auslan storytellers affirm Deaf experiences and diverse, complex identities, in an immersive exhibition of large scale video projections, which bring visitors into a Deaf world. In this collaboration of over seventy Deaf and hearing allies, empowered Deaf storytellers draw on decolonising strategies of truth-telling, provocation, and self-representation, to challenge audist colonisation of Deaf lives, bodies, language, and knowledges.…

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